Environmental Ethics 41 (1):69-87 (2019)

Abstract
Environmental philosophy always presents detailed distinctions concerning the kinds of natural beings that can be granted moral considerability, when discussing this issue. In contrast, artifacts, which are excluded from the scope of moral considerability, are treated as one homogenous category. This seems problematic. An attempt to introduce certain distinctions in this regard—by looking into dissimilarities between physical and digital artifacts—can change our thinking about artifacts in ethical terms, or more precisely, in environmentally ethical terms.
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest  Social and Political Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/enviroethics20194116
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